Photo: Alaska on cutting edge

Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2003

U.S. Air Force 3rd Maintenance Group weapons loaders, from right, Staff Sgt. Calyn Coffee, Sr. Airman Curtis Stuart and Sr. Airman John Farley carry a Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile to the mounting pylon of a 19th Fighter Squadron F-15C at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage last week. The 12th and 19th fighter squadrons at Elmendorf are the first units in the world to use the AIM-9X missile with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, which allows the pilots to target enemy aircraft simply by looking at them.

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